Wedding Cake Mini Masterpieces

These one-tier wonders, draped with the most festive of florals, show you don’t need layers to make a statement.
Written by
Josie Lampone


Spring/Summer 2019

(from left to right)

Secret Garden
Monica O’Connell, owner and designer of Curtis & Cake, says she was thinking about Tasha Tudor’s illustrations for The Secret Garden, a childhood favorite, when she was creating this cake. This romantic confection features strategically wild, undone floral detailing. The combination of natural greenery and sophisticated ribbon creates a fanciful dessert, perfect for any bridal event.

Short & Sweet
Sleek and modern, this statement cake, from lead cake designer and decorator Josie Meltesen at Carl’s Cakes, needs no additional tiers. Delicate pops of copper perfectly balance the softer palette of light pink and sage green, while the subtle graphic touches complement the flowers’ natural curves.

Coming up Lilies
This stunner, designed by Rolling Pin Bakeshop, instantly evokes springtime whimsy. Inspired by water lilies, this design is delicate and pretty, and guaranteed to impress your audience. “We want to make sure it is simple and elegant,” says owner Tanya Laiter. “We made our cake for a modern bride.”

Modern Metals
“One-tier cakes need to have enough design impact to be noticed, but we have to be careful not to overwhelm the tier,” explains owner and designer Tamara Mugerauer of Tamara’s the Cake Guru. The sleek metallic shapes draw your eye toward the floral accents, creating a design that is clean, sophisticated, and looks almost too good to eat.